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A fully teased and rubbed version of Dark Flake No 7, retaining all the same delicate chocolate and prune character in what is for many people a more familiar style of tobacco.

BrandE. A. Carey
Blended ByE.A Carey
Manufactured ByE.A. Carey
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Virginia
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50g Pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Strong
None Detected
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1827)
Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

Ready Rubbed No. 7 is one of my favorites in the long list of Carey tobaccos. After trying its firmer Brother (Carey's Dark Flake #7, I wanted to get the rubbed out version for indoor smoking because I love the straight forward Burley taste with the hints of stoved Virginia in the background that this blend offers. It is a remarkably cool smoke from top to bottom. It also supplies the strength I enjoy and will not bite no matter how hard you puff.

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1821)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Carey's - Ready Rubbed No 7.

This one gives off an almost antique smell from the mix, it's a very full/no nonsense tobacco aroma. The blends appears to be a higher proportion of darker Burley's and only a smaller amount of Virginia all of which seems to be of a deeper shade of brown.

This is a very rich smoke, again the Burley is the domineering character with the Virginia being of much less weight. It burns without needing many re-lights but one of the few negatives is the speed of it, it tends to burn quick so if it isn't served in a large bowl the smoking can be ended just as the enjoyment has begun! If you smoke for Nicotine then this will suit, fairly strong with great ease when it comes to inhalation. I don't notice any underlying flavours at all, throughout the bowl the taste consists of mainly creamy Burley with a steady undercurrent of hay from the Virginia. The taste stays the same all the way along, it doesn't fluctuate any, neither of the tobacco tastes increase or decrease. This leaves behind a white ash and only a small amount of dottle. The other negative I noticed is the heat of the smoke, it does burn quite warm so this is not a blend for hard puffers! The room note is quite 'old fashioned', it holds a classic quality but could be considered a little too much for some people.

It's sad that this has a few negatives with heat and speed as if they weren't present it would have received all four stars but because of these I only award it three.

Pipe Used: 1950's W.D.C Wellington

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Carey's online

1 person found this review helpful.